Quick hits: Corby and Carlson named GLIAC Players of the Year

Lanthorn Staff

Corby and Carlson named GLIAC Offensive, Defensive Players of the Year

For the second consecutive season, Marti Corby and Clare Carlson of the Grand Valley State women’s soccer team won the GLIAC Players of the Year. Corby won the Offensive Player of the Year, and Carlson took home Defensive Player of the Year honors. In addition, six other Lakers were named to All-GLIAC teams.

This season, Corby has become more of a distributor. After scoring 25 goals in 2015, Corby has scored only six goals this season, but she has assisted on 23 this year. She leads the nation in assists by a wide margin.

Carlson has been a staple in the Lakers defense this season, a defense that has allowed only five goals in 21 games. The GVSU defense ranks second in Division II and recorded 17 shutouts. Carlson has also contributed on the offensive end of the field, scoring four goals and five assists while seeing some time as a midfielder.

Along with Corby and Carlson, Gabriella Mencotti, Kendra Stauffer, Dani Johnson and Shannon Quinn were named to the All-GLIAC First Team. Forward Jayma Martin was named to the Second Team and defenseman Madz Ham earned an All-GLIAC Honorable Mention.

Three football players earn CoSIDA All-Academic Honors

The Grand Valley State football team had three representatives on the 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America First-Team All-District Four team. Quarterback Bart Williams, defensive back Grand Postma and defensive tackle Cody Moore all received honors.

Williams has led the No. 2 ranked Lakers to a 10-0 start. He has thrown for 2,538 yards and 24 touchdowns this season. The sophomore holds a 3.44 GPA in marketing.

Postma ranks seventh on the team in tackles with 28 total tackles. He has been a force on special teams, recording a team-high 13 special teams tackles. Postma holds a 3.62 GPA in computer engineering.

Moore has recorded eight tackles and three sacks on the year. The junior holds a 3.56 GPA in marketing.

Women’s basketball faces off against DI opponent Dayton

The Grand Valley State women’s basketball team traveled to Dayton, Ohio to take on the Dayton Flyers in an exhibition game before the GLIAC/GLVC starting Saturday, Nov. 12. The Lakers fell to the Flyers 74-48.

GVSU’s Lindsay Baker came off the bench and 11 points to lead the team. She scored from behind the arc three times to go along with two made free throws.

Freshman Jenn DeBoer also made an impact off the bench. DeBoer scored six points on two three-pointers.

Senior guard Taylor Lutz led all starters in scoring with nine points. She was two of three from behind the arc and scored on her one two-point attempt.